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Child's Chair (USA), 1944

This is a Child's chair. It was designed by Ray Kaiser Eames and Charles Eames and manufactured by Evans Products Company, Molded Plywood Division and distributed by Herman Miller Furniture Company. It is dated 1944 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is molded laminated plywood, red stain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This chair, designed in 1944, is in mint condition: it was originally purchased by the donor in 1946 but was never unpacked. Another example of this chair, in a natural finish, is part of Cooper Hewitt’s collection.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Minimalism in the Playroom.

It is credited Gift of Mrs. Eric Larrabee.

Our curators have highlighted 11 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Leg Splint (USA), 1942
  • laminated and molded birch wood.
  • Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor.
  • 1986-99-43

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 36.5 x 32.5 x 29cm (14 3/8 x 12 13/16 x 11 7/16in.)

Cite this object as

Child's Chair (USA), 1944; Designed by Charles Eames and Ray Kaiser Eames; molded laminated plywood, red stain; H x W x D: 36.5 x 32.5 x 29cm (14 3/8 x 12 13/16 x 11 7/16in.); Gift of Mrs. Eric Larrabee; 1991-144-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Making Design and IDEO Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection.

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